About the Author

This site is written by Jason E. Marshall.

I am a practicing attorney in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science, and a Juris Doctorate. I have been interested in comparative religion, as well as spiritual and self-transformative practices for almost a decade. I have had numerous articles and pieces published involving comparative religion, and esoteric subjects. I also have recently had a book published, “The Path: Using the Religions of the World as a Guide to Personal and Spiritual Development.” (Stone Guild Publishing 2013).

I am also a featured writer for the monthly Freemason magazine Living Stones Magazine (www.livingstonesmagazine.com)

I am married to a wonderful woman, Jessica Marshall, and I have two sons: Jason II, and John Thomas

I created this site to share ideas involving how to truly live life to the fullest, which is admittedly something that I have struggled with my entire life. Until relatively recently, I was always waiting for the moment that I would be an adult, successful, “complete” in some way. I was always looking forward to conquering the next mountain (college, law school, career, family etc.) then I would be truly happy. However, when the attainment of these goals finally came they didn’t make me happy, I just looked forward to the next goal. Finally one day I realized that I needed to be happy where I was right now, and stop thinking that I will be happy in the future, after I do X. At the same time I also realized that I needed to move on from my past, and stop dwelling on past mistakes.

By practicing simple techniques, and making a conscious effort to tap into life, and all of its mysteries, you can begin to enjoy life and better deal with the peaks and valleys along the road of life.

I hope that you enjoy this site, visit it often, and share it with others. , or visit http://www.goodreads.com/JasonLivingNow

Thanks for visiting!

Feel free to contact me at: Jason@LivingInTheNow.net, or follow me on Twitter: @JasonLivingNow or visit my Good Reads author page at: http://www.goodreads.com/JasonLivingNow

Also, please check out my book: “The Path: Using the Religions of the World as a Guide to Personal and Spiritual Development.” (Click on the book cover to view on Amazon.com)

  1. Linda Coffey
    March 22, 2011 at 11:07 AM



  2. Katherine
    July 30, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Hi Jason! Great Site! I so enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to more! Great lessons for life!


  3. April 7, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Hi Jason! Great blog! Thanks for liking my posts on my blog 😀
    Lots of love


    • April 7, 2012 at 1:32 PM

      I’m glad that you enjoyed this! Thanks for commenting, and I have really enjoyed your blog as well!

  4. April 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Hi Jason,

    You really hit the jackpot! What a wonderful blog! I just started mine, perhaps we can cooperate in some way, we seem to have the same goal; we would like others to find fundamental happiness just as we and we want to share what we have learned so far.

    l will be following your blogs with pleasure and I hope I can return the favor by interesting articles on my blog (?).



    • April 9, 2012 at 1:21 PM

      Wow, I just looked over your site and I love it! I am not sure that I see a place to subscribe to new posts though. I would be happy to collaberate with you. Send me an email and we can discuss it. Jason@livinginthenow.net

  5. April 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Thanks for the compliment, looking forward to your comments and the cooperation.

    By the way:
    have you read my article concerning the “IF” word, it sounds a bit like it is yiur story 🙂

    you will find it here: http://fundamentalhappiness.info/2012/03/the-if-word/


  6. SamaraMarie
    April 24, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Hello Jason. Thank you for taking time out to visit my blog. I’m enjoying the positive messages you have to share. Awesome site.

  7. April 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Hi Jason. Jason II is darling! I want to pinch those cheeks. Anyway, I wanted to stop by your blog to see what you are all about and say hello and thanks for stopping by mine!

  8. April 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Hi, just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog today. Sounds like you’re developing a healthy outlook on life!

  9. May 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Dear Jason! Just would like to inform you that I am nominating you for a *sunshine award* Kindly check out my blogpost for more details. You can take the image from my blogpost. 🙂

    Congrats and looking forward to reading more of your thoughts…

    • May 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM

      Thank you very much! I will check it out when I get home from work!

  10. May 11, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Good to know you are in Oklahoma City Jason.
    I am also but I don’t usually make that public knowledge.
    You are inspiring.
    Thank you.

    • May 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      I’m glad that you enjoy my work! I have worked at a law firm in the mid-town location for several years, and I really enjoy the area!

  11. thedawnerupts
    May 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Thank you so much for following, Jason. I am so happy that our paths have crossed. Absolutely love what you are about. I’m looking forward to reading your words often!

    • May 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

      I’m glad as well, I find your work really thought provoking!

  12. GinaV
    May 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Hello dear Jason, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Even though I am new to this blogging community, I am enjoying it and the honest sharing it provides. I find your blog to be very inspiring and have included you here in my list to help others find you as well. I know we don’t do this to win awards but if you would like to participate and choose to accept the Award please click here to see the details, or just for more info: http://professionsforpeace.com/2012/05/11/awards-can-help-spread-love/
    Warmest Regards, Gina

    • May 11, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      Thank you very much Gina! I will try and create a post about it in several other award nominations in a few days. Thank you again!

      • GinaV
        May 11, 2012 at 5:06 PM

        That is wonderful, and it is my pleasure.

  13. Deb Scarfo
    May 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Hi Jason,
    Thank you so much for liking my posts! And I’m so glad you did, as it brought me to visit your beautiful blog! It’s funny, because I’ve been struggling with so many issues you speak of, it’s almost as if the Universe has brought me here to your site! Looking forward to reading more! Deb

    • May 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      It always seems that I run across writings or people just when I need it. I’m glad that you found my ramblings of use! 😉 Thanks for stopping by and commenting, and I hope that you continue to visit!

  14. rigmover
    May 14, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Hi Jason, thanks for liking some of my photo’s, I look forward to reading your blog.

  15. May 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Thanks Jason for dropping by and liking some of my posts! I shall be exploring your wonderful blog and looking forward to a wonderful blogging friendship too!

    • June 5, 2012 at 9:21 AM

      You’re very welcome! I really find inspiration in your work as well! Take care, and thanks for commenting!

  16. May 31, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    You are a very talented artist! Both in writing and photography! Thank you so much for visiting my site! I can’t wait to see what else you can come up with 😀

    • June 5, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      Thank you very much! And thanks for stopping by and commenting! Take care!

  17. June 6, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Interesting bio and lovely philosophy…one heartbeat at a time, that’s all there is!

  18. reneeboomer
    June 6, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    HI Jason, thank you for liking my post. 🙂 Renee

  19. June 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Hi and thank you for stopping by my blog. 🙂 By doing so, you gained a new follower to yours.

    • June 18, 2012 at 3:08 PM

      You’re very welcome! I have added your blog to my RSS feed, I really enjoy your work as well! Thanks for subscribing and commenting!

  20. June 13, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Hi Jason,

    You have put together a awesome blog. I will be following your blog and waiting to read many thought provoking posts. 😀

    • June 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

      Thanks for the wonderful compliment! I hope that you continue to find my thoughts relevant and useful!

  21. June 18, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Thanks for liking tetralogia. It is only about this minute, isn’t it?

  22. June 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Hi Jason! Thank you for visiting my blog! I really like what you write and I’m gonna follow you.
    Looking forward to read more of your stuff!!

  23. June 19, 2012 at 5:22 AM

    Wow, I feel like I’ve just read something I’ve written myself. I think you and I might be walking the same path! Just wanted to say thank you for swinging by my blog. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  24. June 22, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Hi Jason! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your About page! I have been basically been grappling with the same questions you had, except I’ve grappled/am grappling with them even before having “climbed how many mountains” before moving on to the next one, if that even makes sense 🙂 I think people on the same path are destined to find each other and will somehow always meet at some point, so I’m glad to have been led here to your blog 🙂 I definitely look forward to reading it! 😀

  25. June 26, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    thanks for the visit, I look forward to your insights

  26. July 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Thank you for visiting my page and taking time out to read through my rambling. It means the world every time I see a new name in my notifications. Its encouraging and makes me want to keep going. So thank you once again

  27. July 6, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Very well said, and I perfectly agree and I can relate to what you have written here. All the best to you. Greetings from the world down under

  28. July 9, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    nice post jason! i think that is the essence of being human…..finding happiness in the day to day just being ourselves…..pure, simple, honest. as a yoga teacher i find that peace/harmony on my mat, but the journey to find it in my everyday life is a challenge. thanks for your honesty, and i look forward to reading more about your own experiences. be well, be happy! ericka 🙂

  29. July 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Jason, I’m happy that we connected. Feels like we are on parallel paths. Tom

    • July 24, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      I’m happy that we connected as well! I too feel that we are on similar paths. Be well!

  30. July 9, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    really like the premise, jason. i’m trying to capture that sentiment in writing about surfing. thanks for visiting thewavewithin. dave

    • July 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM

      Thank you, and I really think you have a cool premise for your blog!

  31. July 20, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    Thanks for dropping by my site. 🙂

  32. Daniela
    July 20, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Hi Jason,

    Thank you for visiting my fledgling blog and like some of my posts. I am so glad you did so I can find your blog which is fantastic! I recognize so much of my own thoughts in what you wrote here. My profession is also legal and I have been waiting and searching for this illusive state of ‘completeness’ for most of my life.
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts.


    • July 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      I’m glad that our paths crossed! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you continue to find my ramblings useful! 😀

  33. July 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Greetings Jason from India,

    Nice blog. Your thoughts convey the deeper meaning of life beautifully.

    Kind regards,


    • July 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      Thank you for the wonderful comment! I’m glad that you are enjoying the site, and thanks for your kind words! I am always encouraged when people tell me they enjoy my work!

  34. July 25, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Jason…thanks so much for your comments yesterday on my blog http://www.servingothersblog.com
    I have just subscribed to yours…lots of interesting stuff here. I am just beginning this blog journey, and was hoping you might have some advice on how to grow my audience. I feel that I have some posts that may be able to serve others in some way, but I’m looking for insight. Many thanks.

  35. August 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Hi Jason! I’ve nominated you for The Reader Appreciation Award in my blog. Thank you for your support and happy reading/writing!

  36. August 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    What a beautiful site! I frequently have to be reminded to live in the moment. I’ll be reading frequently!

    • August 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! My living in the now (mindfulness) practices are a work in progress, but I keep reminding myself to plug in and “experience life”, thankfully, I have found that my necessity for reminders has become less and less though!

  37. September 5, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Thank you, for sharing your story. I think you have a new follower because I’m newly eighteen and everything I thought would happen to me as an adult kind of drove me off course and I’m ambling on my feet trying to find my way.

  38. September 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Jason, your blog’s title caught my eye! Do you enjoy Eckhart Tolle?

    • September 17, 2012 at 9:12 AM

      I actually started this blog before ever reading any of Tolle’s work. I based the name off of the teachings contained in various Buddhist schools regarding living mindfully, living in the present, etc. However, after starting th blog, I had many people contact me regarding Tolle’s “The Power of Now”, so I read it, and I think he and I have similar view points! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I think you have a wonderful blog as well!

      • September 17, 2012 at 9:35 AM

        That is wonderful! He is an amazing author. If you haven’t read it, I also heartily recommend “A New Earth.”

        And thanks!

  39. October 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Hi! Thank you for the likes on my blog. Going to check out yours too. Have a great day 🙂

  40. Magnolia
    October 16, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    Hi Mr.Marshall, I like your blog! THank you for liking a couple of my post on my other blog (etpov). I have two blogs and this one, LoVsnMua, \ touches on similar topics that you are interested in.I think it’s great you are spreading good energy out there and making a difference.Also lovely family!:)

  41. November 16, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Thank you for liking my post. I have enjoyed reading your very inspirational posts! Best wishes, simple cherishes.

  42. November 18, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    I think it’s cool that you started this blog to share ideas about how to enjoy life to the fullest. I have found that blogging itself has actually helped me do just that!

  43. November 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog today Jason and a special thank you for all of the “likes”! I do hope you stop by again soon.
    You have a very interesting blog and a fabulous writing style. You are gifted with the ability to gracefully use the written word.

  44. November 19, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    The eternal search for happiness never ends yet we continue doing so! its all in the mind,happiness is what we can feel every moment in every step of life.It was wonderful to know about you and to hear your honest confessions.Thanks for visiting my blog and Iam sure my posts will bring a ray of joy!

  45. November 19, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    I love your titles, very grabbing! Makes me want to read them all right now even though I ma supposed to be getting ready for work! I am excited that you popped onto my blog, and look forward to exploring yours. Wishing you a successful journey, Cheri

  46. November 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Sounds like you and I will get along really well! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, allowing me to discover yours!

  47. sagarika
    December 26, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Hi Jason, Thanks for reading and ‘liking’ my blog. Noticed in your blog that everywhere around the world thought about “happiness” was more about “achievements” in our prospective career….and we never thought about the simple things in our life as happiness. I learned mine too the same way that now Iam able to share with rest of people that “happiness” is all around us rather than all the “selfish” achievements we can always make.

  48. January 7, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Hello Jason,

    I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you keep following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint you and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride.

    Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  49. February 28, 2013 at 7:47 AM
  50. Deb Scarfo
    May 11, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Hi Jason,
    I’ve nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! You deserve it! 🙂
    Have a wonderful day!

    • May 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Thank you very much! I am honored!

      • Deb Scarfo
        May 16, 2013 at 7:27 AM

        You are very welcome!! Much deserved! 🙂 Enjoy your day!

  51. September 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Hey Jason,
    Thanks so much for liking my blog http://www.soulnstyle.wordpress.com. I can really empathize with you about always seeking to achieve the next goal instead of taking time to appreciate where I am right now and what I’ve accomplished so far in life. I find that being in nature (even if it is just looking at the moon hovering over a skyscraper!) always helps to put things into perspective.
    I wish you good luck with the sales of your book!

  52. September 30, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the likes! I look forward to poking around your blog and reading as well. Interesting book too. We have some things in common! Hope you enjoy your visits to my place and continue to find inspiration there. Blessings!

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